Drawing consistent radii on the corners of workpieces can be a bit challenging with a compass, and usually, routing these curves will require you to make a dedicated template to guide a piloted bit.
Rockler’s new Corner Radius Routing templates can help you accomplish both of these tasks quickly and effectively. The system consists of three ¼-in.-thick ABS templates that feature 12 radii: 1/8- through 1-in. in 1/8-in. increments, and 1-1/4- through 2-in. in 1/4-in. increments. Each template has soft rubber strips on the bottom to help hold it stationary on a workpiece.
A blue handle with a finger recess snaps onto each template. Clips and posts on the bottom edges of the handle enable quick registration of the template against the corner of a workpiece, so you can use it either to draw a curve or rout the shape with a bearing-guided flush-trim bit (sold separately).
Each template is marked with radius sizes to make selecting the right template easy. The handle also has molded-in instructions for correct feed direction on a router table.
Rockler’s new Corner Radius Routing Templates kit (item 57510) sells for $49.99 and is available now at Rockler stores, on rockler.com or through the printed catalog.